African Volunteer Group Conservation • Wildlife Protection . Social Awareness • Amakhala Game Reserve • South Africa • Malaria Free


What to bring

Amakhala Volunteers

What to Bring

All year round essential clothing items:

  • Warm clothes – Hat, Scarf and Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Thick Fleece/Coat
  • Working/hiking boots
  • Rockies or light canvas shoes for around the house
  • Flip-flops
  • Work Gloves
  • Long trousers
  • Old shirt/old trousers (in case of painting with the children at Isipho)

The Port Elizabeth/Grahamstown area is known to have 4 seasons in one day. Please pack sensibly for cold and warm weather conditions. Volunteers will be working on Amakhala Game Reserve for the majority of the day. It is important to note the wind-chill factor for early morning drives into the reserve, particularly in winter (June – September). Blankets are provided at the house to offer extra warmth in the vehicle. The reserve is a short journey in an open Land Rover from Paterson and therefore you will be asked to take enough layers/equipment and food out with you to last the day – and clothing for any impending weather conditions.

Other items to bring:

  • Binoculars
  • Travel adapters to South African 3-prong round pin
  • Torch (additional batteries can be purchased in Paterson)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Small pocket knife
  • Travel pillow/Camping pillow
  • Money belt
  • Personal toiletries – including soap, insect repellent and suntan lotion (although a certain amount of basic toiletries can be bought in Paterson)
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunglasses
  • Peaked cap/sunhat
  • Beach Towel

Items provided at the house:

  • Bath towel (not to be taken from the house)
  • Clothes washing service
  • Lunch boxes
  • Thermos flasks
  • Bush camping kitchen equipment

Did you know?
The Eastern Cape is a MALARIA FREE area.
November to February are South Africa’s hot summer months.
Protect yourself by wearing a sun hat, protective clothing and sunscreen of at least SPF 15.

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